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Us 9, Abc 7, Los Angeles 7, Diane 5, Brennan 4, America 4, Boston 4, Dennis 3, Christopher Dorner 3, Sam 3, U.s. 3, California 3, Usaa 2, Abc News 2, Allstate 2, Yoda 2, Air 2, Paula 2, Jonathan Karl 2, West Virginia 2,
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  ABC    ABC World News With Diane Sawyer    News/Business. Diane  
   Sawyer.  (2013) New. (CC)  

    February 7, 2013
    6:30 - 7:00pm EST  

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this is "world news." tonight, manhunt. 10,000 police officers in los angeles, s.w.a.t. teams in helicopters, searching everywhere for this man. a former cop, said to be on a vengeful rampage. who is he? blizzard. millimeters of people warned to be ready for what could be the worst blizzard in a century. real money. are there easy ways to save big on spring vacations? what time of day should you buy your plane ticket? we save one family a lot of money. and, attention shoppers. the checkout woman at walmart, singing to make customers happy, discovers people across the country think she's already a star.
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good evening. as we come on the air, 10,000 law enforcement officers are trying to find a killer in los angeles, california. a sweeping manhunt, triggered by this man. a former policeman, accused of a shooting spree, targeting fellow cops and their families. and these images say it all. police officers on the hunt for someone who knows their coldcod their moves. on highways, a request that commuters study license plates and call 911. and tonight, a city is on the edge. abc's david wright is there. david? >> reporter: good evening, diane. tonight, police officers across this whole region feel they are under attack. police headquarters here on lockdown. every entrance, every exit, heavily guarded. the entire police force in america's second largest city, essentially held hostage to one
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man who is allegedly bent on revenge. tonight, by air, land and sea, an all-out manhunt. the suspect, one of their own. 33-year-old christopher dorner. a former lapd officer, now an alleged cop killer. police say he isn't just targeting cops, but their families, too. >> this has gone far enough. you know, nobody else needs to die. >> reporter: the killing spree started sunday in orange county, with the baffling double murder of a popular college basketball coach and her fiance. monica quan and keith laurence, shot in cold blood as they sat in their car. only last night did authorities put two and two together. quan is the daughter of retired lapd captain randy quan, who was instrumental in getting christopher dorner fired. in a rambling manifesto posted online, dorner blames quan and other lapd officers of a smear campaign, after dorner reported witnessing a fellow officer commit police brutality.
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the manifesto vows vengeance. "i will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in lapd uniform whether on or off duty." early this morning, it appeared that was no idle threat. 1:25 a.m., an hour east of l.a. police officers acting on a tip exchanged gunfire with a man believed to be dorner. an officer, grazed by the bullet. unable to pursue. 1:45, riverside. two more officers on a protective detail ambushed. one killed, the other seriously injured. by sunrise, jittery police had opened fire on this blue truck in torrance. a nissan titan, just like the suspect's. but the people inside were innocent bystanders. police are now closing ranks, protecting themselves. today, motorcycle cops were put in patrol cars. more than 40 protective details deployed to guard people named in the manifesto. police families are taking no chances. keeping kids home from school.
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>> the los angeles police department and law enforcement agencies are implementing all measures possible to ensure the safety of our lapd personnel, their families and the los angeles community. >> reporter: meanwhile, there's a region-wide manhunt. late today, police spotted this truck, burning in the mountains northeast of l.a. it has now been confirmed that that was, indeed, the suspect's vehicle. but it has also been confirmed that the suspect was not idea. he appears to have fled, and, so, diane, the manhunt continues. >> all right, david, thank you. so, what else do we know about this man and what's behind that manifesto? abc's nick watt with that. >> reporter: 33-year-old christopher dorner lives here in orange county with his mother, a forensic psychologist who read his manifesto, has a startling conclusion. dorner was never planning to return home. >> i think he wants to kill as many people as he can. >> reporter: and be killed?
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>> and then be killed. >> reporter: four years ago, he says, when he was fired by the lapd, he claimed a colleague kicked a detainee. the department disagreed. former chief bratten, who wouns bet bratten, doesn't remember the case. >> believe me, the department goes through exhaustive efforts and there are multiple series of review before an officer is discharged. >> reporter: no one gropes up and wants to be a cop killer, quote dorner. "it was against everything i've ever was." in his sometimes rambling 6,000-word statement, dorner says he wants to clear his name and expose corruption. >> he is narcissistic. he is grandiose. >> reporter: that is a personality disorder. but based on this manifesto, dr. askins does not believe dorner is insane. >> he knows what he's doing. >> reporter: but why now? dorner was honorably discharged from the u.s. navy reserves just last friday after ten years
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service, including a tour in the persian gulf. was that the trigger for this killing spree? or evidence of careful planning? >> i have more questions than i do have answers at this point. >> reporter: if corner gets his apparent wish, if he is killed, we might never know the whole truth. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. and nick and david will be staying on this story throughout the night. but we move next here to the great blizzard gathering strength and poised to bear down on millions of american families across the northeast. experts say it could be the worst snowstorm in a century. our extreme weather team is on the storm front and abc's ginger zee is out where the storm is about to move in. ginger? >> reporter: diane, this may look like a mountain of snow, but it's not. this is 100,000 tons of salt that i'm standing on. i've got some right here in my hand. it is one of so many tools that millions of americans will use as we prepare for this major winter storm.
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from new york to boston, the winter weather arsenals are prepped and ready for blizzard war. and those in charge of the snowy battle are keeping their commands simple. >> stay off the streets of our city. basically, stay home. >> reporter: in a chaotic salem, massachusetts supermarket -- the fire department was called in, because there were just too many people stocking up. >> all the provisions, the junk food, the real food. the water. >> reporter: here's how it all goes down. a storm slamming the great lakes now will join forces with another one from the south, combined, it forms a monster nor'easter that will sit and spin just off the coast. and then the wind. gusts from 50 to 60 miles an hour from philadelphia to boston. >> we have more than 250,000 tons of salt on hand. our sanitation workers will work split 12-hour shifts, starting at 7:00 p.m. >> reporter: they'll need it. new york has 6,300 miles of
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streec streets to throw. that's like going from new york city to los angeles and back. wind and tons of snow is the last thing they need in new york city, where folks in staten island are still using tents after superstorm sandy. >> hopefully we can supply them with enough food, hot food, you know, to get them through, you know, before the storm starts. >> reporter: this storm comes 35 years after the historic blizzard of 1978. two feet of snow and 70-pl 70-plus-mile-an-hour winds paralyzed the northeast. what you're looking at are 50-foot tall cliffs of salt. it's really impressive out here. and they expect another 60,000 tons to be delivered tomorrow morning, before the storm. what i expect is to be using these tomorrow at this time, because -- they're ski goggles, i'll need them, with all the wind and snow. >> a blizzard that fierce. thank you, ginger. and now, sam champion is here, so, sam, what about the
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conditions, if you're going to need goggles for this blizzard? >> reporter: absolutely. it is blizzard. the worst word we can pull out. brutal, blinding snow. we have warnings out for seven states here. basically stretches from new york all the way through boston and into portland. if you look at all the states, 43 million people in the path of that storm. and with this, we're talking about, well, to get a blizzard, you have to 35-mile-an-hour winds and that blowing snow for at least three hours. we're going to have winds much worse than that. >> worse than 35 miles per hour? >> reporter: yeah. there are hurricane force wind warnings just offshore from long island off the coast of cape cod. so, we're going have 50, 60, 70-mile-an-hour winds in this storm. it's going to be just terrible conditions. >> want to guess about the snow totals at this point? >> a lot of it is a big guess. this is the kind of snow that will shot down cities. a lot of people involved in this. right now, 10 to 14 inch snowfall amaunt, looking for maybe a foot around new york city. boston see some of the worst
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conditions with 18 to 24 inches of snow. in massachusetts, vermont and into maine, an inland area, d diane, that comes in with the wind and more than two feet of snow by the time we're done with won "world news" on saturday night. >> going to be a big day for you tomorrow, for all of us. thank you, sam. and today in washington, the man at the very center of america's secret war on terrorism appeared in front of the cameras. defending the use of drones and their controversial target. john brennan answered his critics today and abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl was there. >> i'm honored to appear before you today -- >> reporter: even before he could introduce himself, the president's choice to run the cia was repeatedly interrupted by anti-war protesters. >> please remove. >> reporter: it was a rare public appearance for a man who works in a windowless basement office of the white house.
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an architect of the president's war on terror, especially the rapid expansion of the drone strikes. it's largely been a secret war, but brennan promised to at least tell congress every time the cia targets and kills suspected terrorists. >> if i were to go to cia and the cia was involve in any type of lethal activity, i would damn well make sure this committee had that information. absolutely. >> reporter: brennan refused to confirm that the u.s. was being hind the 2011 strike that killed an american citizen al qaeda leader anwar al awlaki, born in new mexico. but he forcefully defended making him a target. >> he was intimately involved in activities that were designed to kill innocent men, women and children and mostly americans. he was determined to do that. >> reporter: critics say the administration has relied so heavily on targeted killings that they don't even try to capture terrorists anymore. brennan said that's not true. >> there's not been an occasion that i'm aware of where we had the opportunity to capture a
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terrorist and we didn't. >> reporter: the drone strikes have come under intense criticism for killing innocent bystanders, something the u.s. has never specifically acknowledg acknowledged. >> i believe we need to acknowledge it. we need to acknowledge it publicly. >> reporter: brennan isn't done yet. he still faces a closed door classified hearing next week on the cia's most secret programs. jonathan karl, abc news, the white house. and there's a big move under way tonight, two u.s. airline goliaths, a report today of a megamerger between american airlines and us air. one source close to the negotiations say the airlines are close to a deal, but there are details to be worked out. no announcement is likely until next week. and if approved, the merger would create the largest airline in the world. and still ahead here on "world news," with air fares already on the rise, our real money team to the rescue of one family, planning a spring vacation. what time of day you book could
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tickets for travel. turns out, there are. and abc's paula faris shows us how to save real money. >> reporter: airline mergers can mean good news for consumers. you'll probably be flying on a newer aircraft. the bad news? with less competition, air fares can climb. >> just over the last three years, air fare has risen as much as 20%. >> reporter: rising fares are very much on the mid of the rodriguez family today. madeline and her three sons and daughter, hoping to fly from honolulu to ontario, california for a family reunion and looking at nearly $1,000 a ticket. >> it's just too much. paula -- i need your help! >> reporter: so, we asked abcnews.com's travel expert genevieve shaw-brown for help. first tip, the rodriguez family is better off buying two tickets and then the remaining three tickets separately. finding all five seats together can cost you more for the convenience of sitting together. >> you have to be willing to break up the family,
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potentially. >> right. >> reporter: tip number two. we've heard over and over that it's best to fly on wednesday, the least popular day to travel. but when's best to book? turns out it's tuesdays at 3:00 p.m. >> that's when the airlines typically release their sale fares. so, they tend to load their systems around that time. >> reporter: tip number three. use sites like hipmoneyiunk.com kayak.com, which match flights with your budget. but buy your ticket directly with the airline, often cheaper than a middle man. >> it's really in their best interest to get people to book on their own site. they do it through promo codes. they offer deals through facebook and twitter. >> reporter: and finally, be flexible. the rodriguezes were looking to fly with a layover to ontario, california. we found them a non-stop flight to los angeles, just 60 miles away, for almost $2,000 less. >> so, maybe i will be able to make that family reunion. and that's real money.
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>> reporter: some airlines are going to hit you with a change fee. if you don't have time to monitor, there are websites alerting you if your fare drops after booking. we have more on our website, diane. >> great to see you and your real money, paula. and talk about a vacation memory. coming up, a close encounterle of a large kind. a whale of a story in our "instant index," next. this is america. we don't let frequent heartburn come between us and what we love. so if you're one of them people who gets heartburn and then treats day after day...
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>> it was a sneak attack by a humpback whale. and it being called a love tap. a kind of "hello there" in mating season. and even whales can dream on valentine's day. and a date we're all circling in red on our calendars. february 20th. it's when our friend robin roberts will make her return to the anchor desk on "good morning america." five months to the day after her bone marrow transplant. as you know, she's been checking in behind the scenes at "gma" and said today how thankful she is for all your prayers, adding, she'll see us all soon. counting the minutes, rob. coming up here, a star is born at a walmart checkout counter. why does a coal miner's granddaughter have thousands of why does a coal miner's granddaughter have thousands of people playing her song tonight? let's say ur guy around 2% to manage your money. that's not much you think. except it's 2% every year. does that make a difference?
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finally tonight, proof that all the world really can be a stage, if you have a hopeful heart and a great country song. tonight, that stage is the checkout aisle of a walmart in west virginia. and the song belongs to a girl who never expected us to stop and listen. here's abc's steve osunsami. ♪ i'm proud to be a coal miner's daughter ♪ >> reporter: she's proof that there's big talent in small places. 21-year-old kayla sloan was toiling away in the checkout lane at this walmart in west virginia, when a customer noticed her singing a tune, and then pulled out an iphone to record the magic. little did she know the video would catch fire on the internet. this is coal mining country. her husband's a coal miner, her
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grandfather, too. and today she told us she's had big dreams for years, but never thought there's any chance they could come true. >> i never thought that it would make it that far. i honestly thought that you know, people would see me and enjoy it, but as far as it making it that far, i never even dreamed. i'm hoping to be on the grand ole opry. ♪ take the ribbons from my hair ♪ >> reporter: when she was 15, she and her brother cobbled together what little they had to record this homemade album that no one heard. but now she's a hit. at least in the mountains. and certainly at the walmart she calls her second home. ♪ we were poor but we had love that's the one thing my daddy made sure of ♪ i've actually had people come through my line and they're like, "can i have your autograph?" or, "will you sing me a song?," and i start singing. reba? ♪ lord, forgive me for what i do ♪ ♪ you want him ♪ well, it's up to you >> reporter: she now sings at her register, in the break room and underneath the valentine's
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day balloons that are for sale. she says she'll never give up, no matter how small the stage. steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta. >> but who knows who's out there listening. and, by the way, she says she has been singing since she was 3 years old. thank you so much for watching tonight. we're always working for you at abcnews.com. "nightline" will be here later at its new time, 12:35 a.m. eastern. and i'll see you right back here again tomorrow night. good night.
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